The only team who have played well thus far have been Wales.
Every match has been great, but that's because the teams (with the exception of England v Argentina and Wales v SA) have been mismatched and there's been a real chance of an upset because the better teams have been shite.
It's all been thoroughly entertaining so far. The worst match has probably been the NZ opener.
Thanks. Wish I'd seen the Wales/SA game apparently that was mint. I used to be a right Welshie supporter but they get on my nerves a bit now. Being English I really wanna support England but they are so often stodgy and crap. Come on France!
lawes and armitage cited and subsequently banned for dangerous play (which breaks my heart as they are otherwise stunning players)
tindall getting into all manner of hot water with the queen and then suffering from management-endorsed selective amnesia
haskell, hartley and ashton acting like 15 year olds who've just discovered onanism
illegal ball switching - wilko's bottled his spot kicking anyway and is now crocked
coles seems to be scoring more points for any opposition than his own team
moody's gone quiet
johnno's STILL saying that boys will be boys and can everyone just leave us alone because we're actually playing really, really, really well and will probably win universe's greatest team or something - not to mention the dwarf pile-up and the nz press having an absolute field day.
and nick easter...just...nick easter...jeeeeez.
i am fully aware that these high-jinks has been completely inflated by the media but am still feeling slightly embarrassed by all these antics and i woke up next to a strange man in a farmhouse in the middle of the highlands on the last tour i went on.
i wouldn't care so much if our rugby was as fluid as the off-pitch shenanigans - but nope - it isn't.
thank the lord we're in a 1/4 final with a team who appear to have already given up hope and may not even make it off the bus on the day if anybody else french gets sacked or goes on strike. not withstanding every frenchman's right to a sex break every 10 minutes.
ergo - i reckon we could probably get in the semis but only because france are on the brink of meltdown, but the second we hit credible, disciplined opposition - we're gonna get tonked.
god, i wish i was welsh. and i don't say that lightly.